'''Anthony Braxton''' (born June 4, 1945) is an American composer and instrumentalist.
Braxton has released well over 100 albums since the 1960s. Among the instruments he plays are the sopranino saxophone|sopranino
, soprano saxophone|soprano
, C-melody saxophone|C-melody
, F mezzo-soprano saxophone|mezzo-soprano
, E-flat alto saxophone|alto
, baritone saxophone|baritone
, bass saxophone|bass
, and contrabass saxophone|contrabass
saxophones; the E-flat clarinet|E-flat
, Soprano clarinet|B-flat
, and Contrabass clarinet|contrabass clarinet
s; and the piano. He used to play flute and alto flute
as well, but has since discontinued his use of these instruments.
Braxton studied philosophy at Roosevelt University
. He taught at Mills College
in the 1980s, and was Professor of Music at Wesleyan University
in Middletown, Connecticut
from the 1990s until his...